Hatsik School Gym Rebuild
Hatsik is a village in the Armavir Province of Armenia. This village of 2,558 people currently houses one school with 285 students in attendance. The Hatsik Village School, which was the site for renovations completed by the Paros Foundation’s SERVICE Armenia 2013 and 2014 groups, is in need of a complete gym makeover. The gym at the Hatsik Village School not only serves as the main sporting area for the entire school, but a meeting place for the entire village. The gym is home to several village meetings and events, and sporting functions for all children and adults from the entire village. Thanks to the generosity of past and present donors, The Paros Foundation renovated ten classrooms, three restrooms and the hallways housing the elementary school wing during the SERVICE Armenia 2013 and 2014 trips and plans to renovate more classrooms during the SERVICE Armenia 2015 trip. The regional government has allocated funding to complete the school’s heating system. In addition, the Hatsik Village Municipality is committed to help raise funds within their network of donors to help with the restoration of the school’s kitchen.
Sponsorship of this project will help raise the amount needed in order to complete renovations at the Hatsik School gym including, new doors, windows and window netting, new lighting, repairs to the walls ceiling and paint, and boys and girls locker rooms. Our previous renovations at the Hatsik School are well maintained, thus giving us great motivation to continue our work at this site. The Paros Foundation is committed to completing renovations and dramatically improving the overall condition for the children at this school.
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Mr. & Mrs. Assadour & Lena KizirianRedondo Beach, CA
Ms. Raquel Aznive ParseghianGlendale, CA
Genocide Centennial CommitteeSan Francisco, CA
Mr. Ralph Boyajian, Jr., Ms. Christine BoyajianFresno, CA
Mr. Samuel KarabashianVentnor City, NJ
Mr. Diron JebejianLos Angeles, CA
SERVICE Armenia 2015 participants hard at work helping renovate the remaining classrooms, hallway and gym at the Hatsik village school
Students are now enjoying the renovated gym and locker rooms, along with the rest of their renovated school in the village of Hatsik.